emphasis in photojournalism and graphics desk management, from the University of Missouri - Columbia.
I have worked as a photojournalist for over 14 years. I began as a photographer for the St. Joseph, MO., News-Press and Gazette, the oldest newspaper West of the Mississippi. I worked there for about nine years. I also worked for two and a half years at the Grants Pass, OR. Daily Courier.
I grew up in Salem, Oregon and I've worked and lived in four states and three provinces of Canada.
I enjoy reading science, history, politics, theology, philosophy, mysteries, science fiction anything challenging which might grab my attention. When I was growing up in Oregon, I used to spend a lot of time in the mountains camping and fishing.
While I was living in Canada I got hooked on still photography. I was given an autographed copy of Ansel Adams' Yosemite and the Range of Light for a Christmas present in 1980. It opened my eyes to the expressive potential of photography.
Since then I have always wanted to be involved in serious photography - no matter what form. And the rest is history...
Still photography has a power unequalled in many ways by any other medium. It will always be important for me to get out with my camera and capture still images, as a record of what I see.